When I first entered the metropolitan museum my first impression was
Based on the size of the museum and the columns in the front entrance It
is a enormous museum with several floors and has a large quantity of
classic and modern art. I was very Impressed with the large quantities of
historical sculptures they had which ranged from a variety of venerable
mythological gods who were depicted in more than one way. For the first
time in my life I saw an actual ancient chariot that was used in battle
which was interesting to me as well. I was also impressed by the art created
by Pablo Ruiz Picasso.
During my second trip to the museum I was fascinated of the amount of
archeological material they had in multiple rows of glass cabinets. The
Impression the museum had on me was stunning because of the beauty
And the ornate details of the sculptures. All of the sculptures in the
Museum had a significant effect on the people who visited. I noticed
Several individuals lining up to take photographs of one sculpture in
Particular and several sitting down in front of it drawing it as well.
Which is what lead me to make my decision on the particular
sculpture I am going to elaborate on.
The sculpture I choose to write about is named the Hope Dionysus after
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its former owner Thomas Phlip Hope. It was attributed by the sculptor
Pheidias late 1st century A.D. and was later restored by Vincenzo Pacetti
During the 18th century. The height of the sculpture is 82 ¼ inches. The
figure Dionysus is shown standing while his left arm is resting on what
appears to be a cloak which is draped over on the female figures’ head for
support, who is identified as Spes the personification of hope.
The cloak extends towards his back under his arm pit and over his right
The first reason why I decided to write on this sculpture is because I
was astonished at the amount of attention it attracted. It was being
adulated by several visitors. It is a beautiful marble sculpture with ornate
Details, It seems as if the sculptor was very adept. It is the only sculpture
near the main entrance that depicts two different individuals that are
together. Another significant detail I would like to elucidate is that the
females right arm is extended towards the viewer holding the bud of a
lotus blossom. With her left hand , she pulls the lower part of her garment
to one side.It appears that as if the sculpture has life like elements
and it definitely stands out from the rest of the sculptures. Spes’ dress and
pose imitate the Greek statues carved in the sixth century B.C.
Dionysus was the great god of wine, vegetation, festivity, and pleasure. He was usally
accompanied by a group of bacchantic women. Dionysus was the son of Zeus and
Semele. Hera was utterly jealous of Semele so she visits her in a disguise of a friend and
had the ability to cajole her to request Zeus to appear to her in the same way he was used
to approaching his own wife Hera. Zeus complies and appears to Semele in thunder and
lighting. Semele was terrified about what she saw and gave birth to a premature child.
Zeus saved the infant and it was sewed up in the thigh of Zeus.
After Dionysus was born Zeus put Hermes to watch over him. Hera was still jealous
and in order for Zeus to save his child he turned him into a ram so he can
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inconspicuously travel to the nymphs Mount Nysa who brought him up in a
Cave Despite Zeus efforts to evade the relentless Titans they seized the newborn and tore
him to shreds. Rhea the mother of Zeus brought him back to life.After this Zeus arranged
for his son to be taken to Persephone, so she entrusted the baby to King Athamas of
Occhomenus and his wife Ino. Hera drove Athamas and his wife insane. The king
mistook his son for a stag and in his agony Athamas killed him. Hermes once intervened
for Zeus and transformed the baby into a ram and presented him to the mountain nymphs
of Heliconian Mount Nysa to be raised. The nymphs were called Bacche, Bromie, Nysa,
erato, and Macris.. .Eventually they were rewarded for this and were placed as Haydes
among the stars. . Mystis instructed him in the mysteries.Hippa nursed him,and Macris
received from the hands of hermes and fed him with honey.
When Dionysus had grown up Hera threw him into a state of madness where he
wandered the many countries of the earth. Dionysus first wandered through Egypt where
he was received by the benignant king Proteus.Secondly he proceded through Syria
where he was harshly criticized by Damuscus for opposing the introduction of the vine
which he had discovered.He wandered all through Asia.Dionysus also visited Phrygia
and the goddess Cybele who cured and purified him and taught him the mysteries as
well. His most famous of his wanderings took place in India which believed to have
lasted some fifty two years.
Dionysus and the bacchic women who were his companions conquered his
enemies. He taught the Indians the cultivation of vine and various fruits as well as the
worship of the gods. He founded towns and villages, gave them laws and left behind
monuments in the land he had conquered. The land’s inhabitants worshiped him as a
During his voyage through Thrace he was not received well by the by
Lycurgus the king of Edones. All of the bacchantic women who accompanied him were
taken prisoners but were soon set free. The country of Edones went through a great
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famine that devastated it’s inhabitants. This famine made the king utterly mad
therefore he killed his own son because he mistook him for a vine.He cut off his own legs
because he thought they were vines as well. Dionysus then declared to the people that the
famine will continue untill Lycurgus dies then the people put him in chains and shackels
and Dionysus had him ripped apart by horses on Mount Pangeaum.
After his quest through Thrace he proceeded to wander to Thebes. Moreover
after Dionysus demonstrated that he was a god to them he went to Argos.The people
there refused to acknowledge his venerableness therefore he made the women of that
land mad and they fed on the flesh of the babies suckling at their breasts.Dionysus was
always accompanied by bacchantic women. When he arrived at Argos it was conquered
by Perseus who persecuted many of the women.Aftewards Dionysus and Perseus
became reconciled and Perseus began to worship gods and built temples to him.One of
these temples named the temple of Dionysus Cresius.
When Dionysus was on a voyage from Icaria to Naxos he hired a ship that belonged
to pirates but on his way to his destination the sailors tried to lead him into Asia where
they would sell him for ransom or slavery.Dionysus became aware of their agenda and
changed the mast and oars into serpents and himself into a lion.The sailors then became
mad and leaped into the sea where they were metamorphosed into dolphins. The only one
who survived the attack was the helmsman Acoetes who recognized the god and tried to
stop the sailors from the beginning. At Naxos Dionysus met the beautiful
Ariadne daughter of King Minos of Crete who had been abandoned by the hero Theseus.
Falling in love with her, they married and had a family together the names of the children
were Oenopion, Thoas, Staphylus, and Tauropolus.
In all of his journeys and wanderings he rewarded those who received him
graciously and adopted his worship in return he gave them vines and wine.Dionysus was
not received well by the king of Edones Lycurgus because he was the god of inebreation
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and king Lycurgus was the sober king which is why king Lycurgus could not tolerate his
way of living therefore opposing his presence in his kingdom.
Dionysus and the charites had an altar in common in Olympia which is the reason
why we find him accompanied by bacchantic women all who are depicted in works
of art with enthuisiasm and introspective looks.There were various temples for people to
worship Dionysus in the ancient world. Often sacrifices were offered to him there
were many things sacred to him for example vine, ivy, laurel, dolphin, serpents,
tigers, and the panther. The animal most commonly sacrificed to him was the ram.
Dionysus was a god of multiple roles he apparently had the ability to inflict madness on
his enemies with precision .He was also the god of illusion appearing in many
forms. Dionysus eventually became the god of wine and drunken revelry and a patron to
the theater. The venerable Dionysus was often depicted with a beard, and is usually
wearing a chiton and often an animal skin. Dionysus had the ability to inflict
madness, illusion, sexuality and drunkenness his followers, he was considered a patron of
Dionysus wandered the world encouraging his cult. He was accompanied with wild
women flush with wine and purity their shoulders were draped with a fawn skin often
carrying staffs tipped with pine cones called the thyrsus. While other Gods had
Temples, the followers of Dionysus worshipped him in the woods where they got into
mad states and they would rip apart and eat any raw animal they came across. He was
one of the few who had the ability to bring a dead person from the underworld. He never
got to meet his mother Semele and eventually journeyed into the Underworld to find her.
He bribed Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, with a gift of myrtle to release his
mother. In order for him to save his mother he defeated Thanatos. He brought his mother
back to Mount Olympus and in order for him to prevent any jealousy he presented his
mother to the Olympians by the name Thyone.
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The way the research of the sculpture Hope Dionysus influenced my understanding
about what I learned why the female companion the personification of hope Spes is
with him. Another point I would like to elucidate is that when Dionysus went on his
wanderings he was accompanied by voluptuous satyrs and maenads flush with wine.
Dionysus was the only god who can journey to the underworld and bring a dead person
back. This ability was essential for him because he becomes utterly concerned for his
mother Semele who was cajoled. Dionysus had several obstacles for example Hera and
King Lycurgus. Dionysus had the help of the goddess Cybele who purified him from the
evil spells that caused him to wander the earth inflicted on him by Hera. He also received
help from the people of Edones, who were devastated about the famine and their
difficulties dealing with the country’s impecunious economy that their King Lycurgus
caused by having conflict with Dionysus because he was the god of inebriation
and revelry and he was the king of sobriety. Dionysus had many followers and he was
worshiped in the woods. There were various temples for people to worship him in the
ancient world. There was no other god like Dionysus he represented the rebirth after
death. Therefore he became associated with having a second chance at life. Dionysus
enjoyed the theater and arts. The festival for Dionysus is in the spring when the leaves
start to appear on the vines.
In conclusion Dionysus was a god that had unique characteristics and was able to
Influence his followers with madness, sexuality, and inebriation. Dionysus was also
known as Bacchus and he became associated with life after death because Rhea the
mother of Zeus resurrected him. The followers of Dionysus worshiped him in the woods
and there were several monuments dedicated to him in the ancient world .He also had the
ability to travel to the underworld and bring a deceased person back. One of his unique
characteristics was that he was able to feel concerned for his mother that was cajoled by
Hera, therefore he journeys to the underworld and ultimately defeats thanathos and brings
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his mother with him to mount Olympus and he presents her to the Olympians by the name
Thyone also known as the raging Queen to prevent any further complications or jealousy.
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My analysis of the sculpture The Hope Dionysus